Cop shot in eye by robbers dies
Johannesburg - A police officer died in hospital on Friday after being shot in the eye on Thursday during a chase with suspected robbers in Norkem Park, Ekurhuleni, said Gauteng police.
Constable Mashudu Munga, 34, from Alexandra police station, died as a result of his injuries on Friday morning, said Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.
Five robbers were being chased by police when they opened fire. A shoot-out ensued, and the officer was hit in the eye, said Dlamini.
The five were suspected of holding up a family in the area and stealing jewellery and cellphones.